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Hi there guys! here goes a image done for the charity artbook GAIA: vim naturae" :)

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"GAIA:vim naturae" is a charity artbook where more than 50 artists from different parts of the world join to help people in need from Colombia, where people have been suffering from constant rain since September last year. All profits made from this artbook will be donated to the Red Cross of Colombia.

The artists participating in this artbook are :iconsaiyagina::iconwickedalucard::iconyuumei: and more!

If you want to order the artbook Send a note to :iconbokurac: or :iconleaglem: with the title "artbook order" and the next info:
1.-Your full name (please send the FULL name, we need it for shipping)
2.-Your shipping address (including your country)
3.-Your paypal account (name and email)
4.-Book order quantity
5.-Shipping method (only in case of international)

He will send you an invoice to your paypal with the total.
The artbooks will be shipped the same week we get the artbooks printed.
The artbook will have around 70 full colored pages.

The price of each one (in preorders)- $25 USD (excludes shipping and Paypal fee)

Shipping to USA - $5 (USPS Priority Mail)
International shipping - $15 (USPS Priority Mail)
International shipping - $8 (USPS rst class mail)
(we are not responsible of lost packages if you choose this option)
PAYPAL Fee is based on your order.

More info about the artbook here [link]

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LETS WIKIATTACK!

Gaia (play /ˈɡeɪ.ə/ or /ˈɡaɪ.ə/; from Ancient Greek Γαῖα "land" or "earth;" also Ga, Gaea, or Gea; Koine Greek: Γῆ) was the primordial Earth-goddess in ancient Greek religion. Gaia was the great mother of all : the heavenly gods and Titans were descended from her union with Uranus (the sky), the sea-gods from her union with Pontus (the sea), the Giants from her mating with Tartarus (the hell-pit) and mortal creatures were sprung or born from her earthy flesh. The earliest reference to her is Mycenaean Greek Linear B ma-ka (transliterated as ma-ga), "Mother Gaia."

Hesiod's Theogony tells how, after Chaos, arose broad-breasted Gaia, the everlasting foundation of the gods of Olympus. She brought forth Uranus, the starry sky, her equal, to cover her, the hills (Ourea), and the fruitless deep of the Sea, Pontus, "without sweet union of love," out of her own self through parthenogenesis. But afterwards, as Hesiod tells it,

she lay with her son, Uranus, and bore the world-ocean god Oceanus, Coeus and Crius and the Titans Hyperion and Iapetus, Theia and Rhea, Themis, Mnemosyne, and Phoebe of the golden crown, and lovely Tethys. After them was born Cronus the wily, youngest and most terrible of her children, and he hated his lusty sire.

Hesiod mentions Gaia's further offspring conceived with Uranus: first the giant one-eyed Cyclopes: Brontes ("thunderer"), Steropes ("lightning") and the "bright" Arges: "Strength and might and craft were in their works." Then he adds the three terrible hundred-handed sons of Earth and Heaven, the Hecatonchires: Cottus, Briareos and Gyges, each with fifty heads.

Uranus hid the Hecatonchires and the Cyclopes in Tartarus so that they would not see the light, rejoicing in this evil doing. This caused pain to Gaia (Tartarus was her bowels) so she created grey flint (or adamantine) and shaped a great flint sickle, gathering together Cronus and his brothers to ask them to obey her. Only Cronus, the youngest, had the daring to take the flint sickle she made, and castrate his father as he approached Gaia to have intercourse with her. And from the drops of blood and semen, Gaia brought forth still more progeny, the strong Erinyes and the armoured Gigantes and the ash-tree Nymphs called the Meliae.

From the testicles of Uranus in the sea came forth Aphrodite. After Uranus's castration, Gaia, by Tartarus, gave birth to Echidna (by some accounts) and Typhon. By her son Pontus (god of the sea), Gaia birthed the sea-deities Nereus, Thaumas, Phorcys, Ceto, and Eurybia. Aergia, a goddess of sloth and laziness, is the daughter of Aether and Gaia.
Tellus Mater, a Roman counterpart of Gaia, steps out of her chariot - detail of a sarcophagus in the Glyptothek, Munich

Zeus hid Elara, one of his lovers, from Hera by hiding her under the earth. His son by Elara, the giant Tityos, is therefore sometimes said to be a son of Gaia, the earth goddess.

Gaia is believed by some sources to be the original deity behind the Oracle at Delphi. Depending on the source, Gaia passed her powers on to Poseidon, Apollo or Themis. Apollo is the best-known as the oracle power behind Delphi, long established by the time of Homer, having killed Gaia's child Python there and usurped the chthonic power. Hera punished Apollo for this by sending him to King Admetus as a shepherd for nine years.

In classical art Gaia was represented in one of two ways. In Athenian vase painting she was shown as a matronly woman only half risen from the earth, often in the act of handing the baby Erichthonius (a future king of Athens) to Athena to foster (see example below). In mosaic representations, she appears as a woman reclining upon the earth surrounded by a host of Carpi, infant gods of the fruits of the earth (see example below under Interpretations).

Gaia also made Aristaeus immortal.

Oaths sworn in the name of Gaia, in ancient Greece, were considered the most binding of all.

The mythological name was revived in 1979 by James Lovelock, in Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth; his Gaia hypothesis was supported by Lynn Margulis. The hypothesis proposes that living organisms and inorganic material are part of a dynamic system that shapes the Earth's biosphere, and maintains the Earth as a fit environment for life. In some Gaia theory approaches the Earth itself is viewed as an organism with self-regulatory functions. Further books by Lovelock and others popularized the Gaia Hypothesis, which was widely embraced and passed into common usage as part of the heightened awareness of environmental concerns of the 1990s.
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Masakami Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
Mother of Life and Earth. Awesome work. My Fav.
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URS17010 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Student General Artist
No doubt about it;-) One could feature Mother Gaia in an anime or a movie of some sort:-)
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:iconel-olosta:
El-Olosta Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful :)
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xavgui Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
all we need now are all five of the Primordial gods in total: Gaia(check), Uranus(check), Nyx, Erebus and Tartarus. there are MANY more but those are the oldest after Chaos of course
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:iconladyofazzaroth:
LadyofAzzaroth Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful! :heart:
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:iconmatt-bain:
Matt-Bain Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
:pc: This artwork is on a whole other level of excellence!!
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pimohdaimaoh Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One of soul possed in Final Fantasy movie "the Spirits Within" , Gaia was release from AKI's body to vanish all the Phantoms
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KendrixTermina Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
Not the color choice I would have used, but I see why you chose it. 

Looks epic!
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:iconren888:
Ren888 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
Bro, u should seriously draw the three eldest gods(Hades, Poseidon, Zeus) battle with Kronos.
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:iconfrozenheartgirlie:
FrozenHeartGirlie Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the picture
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:iconsaecasm101:
Saecasm101 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Wow. This is breathtaking. I don't think I could create an image that phenomenal.
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:iconapusdesoare:
ApusDeSoare Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
perfect
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:iconwill-of-the-spurr:
Will-of-the-spurr Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
By Gaia, why don't you draw Tartarus?
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:iconpoisondlucy13:
PoisonDLucy13 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love your art work Genzoman. It would be awesome if you draw Nyx the goddess of night, Erebus god of darkness and Apollo.
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DragonMyths Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gaia and Poseidon :heart: :)

Gaia is the sun in our hearts :aww: :) I love her much and Poseidon!!! Other gods too haha :D
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Raphaelmf Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
LET'S SAVE THE MOTHER EARTH NOW!!! _
Every time what you damages the planet, you made she cry.... _ YOU WANNA SEE SHE CRYING??? SHE IS SOOOO CUUUUUTE *-*
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Ren888 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
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Eh, new flash dude. Gaia is evil. After the Olympian overthrow Kronos, she give birth the the Giant race, each born to destroy a specific god(Polybote born to destroy Poseidon, Porphyrion born to destroy Zeus). So yea, she not a nice lady like in the fairytales.
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Raphaelmf Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
But the "life/Earth" is evil it self...
Because everything who live, will die later or soon. ;)
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:iconerinsama:
Erinsama Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
But all that dies, forms the basis for new lives.... it's the circle of life, nothing is  unnecessary or wasted.
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:iconrichardlda:
richardLDA Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist
si renasiera alguien reviviera mitos y leyendas volverias a dibujar cartas para ellos o no?

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:iconblueconroy:
Blueconroy Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
Wasn't she evil?
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:iconsummerwaterfall:
Summerwaterfall Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015
Yeah, I thought of PJO when I saw this
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:iconby-golly:
by-golly Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Only in the Heroes of Olympus books ^_^

Otherwise she's known as good old beautiful Mother Nature.
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:iconblueconroy:
Blueconroy Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
So the giants were not a real myth?

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:iconby-golly:
by-golly Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Student General Artist
well I don't know about the giants, but I'm assuming that Euriphaltes, Alcyoneus, etc. did actually appear in mythology. Wikipedia should turn something up.
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:iconblueconroy:
Blueconroy Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
Do you really trust wikipedia?
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:iconby-golly:
by-golly Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Mostly. Are we done with the cross-examination, Your Honour? You could always go read Sophocles' stuff or the Aeneid or all those books out there if you want to know more greek mythology but don't care to find it on wikipedia.
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by-golly Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Student General Artist
*Ephialtes, whoops
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:iconzyndarius:
Zyndarius Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
There could not be better illustration from mother earth goddess :)
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:iconiagobleach:
iagobleach Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
amazing!!!!
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:iconigreeny:
igreeny Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
very cool image ! :)
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:iconpug-in-the-mug:
Pug-In-The-Mug Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
From all those mythical drawings you've done, this is my verry favorite. Of all!
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:iconchristobey:
ChrisTobey Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a great piece of work man.
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bibibibibibibibibibi Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
cool!
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:iconpyrus-leonidas:
Pyrus-Leonidas Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
wow... Gaia looks beautiful, nice job my friend.
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:iconwnter06:
wnter06 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
wow this best art!!
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:iconmistikfantasy:
Mistikfantasy Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
absolutely fantastic
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KisikilLillake333 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
ty
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prettiest-potato Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Student General Artist
I really like the 'protective' tone to it :3 Very nice job
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:iconkillerbarr:
Killerbarr Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
where's her other leg O_O
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:iconnekureel:
nekureel Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
we cut it off bith contamination and globalwarming.
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:iconemokox:
EmokoX Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student
Beautiful absolutely stunning!
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guredil Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student General Artist
you didn't done eros e. you have done gaia and chaos but not him u_u
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:icondylanradcliff:
dylanradcliff Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Absolutely beautiful!!!!
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:iconbastardian:
Bastardian Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
best gaia ever
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Warriorofricverclan Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
this is so beautiful :') but just to make it clear,from what you wrote is saying that her breast are mount olympus?
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:iconlittlewindy7:
LittleWindy7 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
So beautiful~~!!:iconloveloveplz:
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:iconbaldur30:
Baldur30 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
So beautiful
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YourFavoriteGinger Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
So beautiful

:iconomgsocuteplz:

She's always beautiful though.
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SlyFox2013 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Mother Nature))))
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